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Public Debt And Economic Growth In The South Pacific Islands: A Case Study Of Fiji

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  • T.K. Jayaraman

    (Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific Suva)

  • Chee-Keong Choong

    (Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)

Abstract

Growing public debt of Fiji has been causing concerns all around. As part of countercyclical measures, the Government stepped up public expenditure from 2001 in response to the adverse consequences of the 2000 civilian coup, which witnessed a decline in investor confidence, resulting in a steep fall in private sector investment. Expansionary fiscal policy measures in the annual budgets of 2001 to 2004 as well as unforeseen natural disaster management expenditures have pushed the ratio of outstanding public debt to national output beyond the level of 50%. This paper seeks to examine the nexus between debt and growth in Fiji.

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  • T.K. Jayaraman & Chee-Keong Choong, 2006. "Public Debt And Economic Growth In The South Pacific Islands: A Case Study Of Fiji," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 31(2), pages 107-121, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:31:y:2006:i:2:p:107-121
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    1. Qaiser Munir & Sook Ching Kok & Winnie Abdulnasir, 2016. "Public debt sustainability and economic growth in Malaysia: Threshold and causality analysis," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 5306868, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    2. Adel M. EL-MAHDY & Neveen M. TORAYEH, 2009. "Debt Sustainabiliy And Economic Growth In Egypt," International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 9(1).

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    Keywords

    Public Debt; Government Expenditure; Growth; Cointergration; Causality;

    JEL classification:

    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
    • H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt

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